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Marion Morgenthal Nov 16, 2010 03:58 PM

Couples coming from Brooklyn and Long Island to meet for dinner on the east side (north of 42nd St). Looking for good Italian restaurant, preferably not too loud. Suggestions?

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    sam1 Nov 16, 2010 04:39 PM

    convivio is on 41st street if i recall. its super quiet, the food is solid (though i haven't been blown away like i did in the early days). should be a good option.

    1. Phil Ogelos Nov 16, 2010 05:02 PM

      Definite seconds for Convivio [on Tudor City Place, just above 42nd.]
      You might also consider Primola, on the east side of 2nd btw 64 & 65. Very good, old-school cuisine, nice space and decidedly comfortable. The only negative of it is their default Rao-vibe: if they don't feel as if they know you or don't care to, then you might as well ask if they need help bussing tables.

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        Olive123 Nov 18, 2010 11:53 AM

        I also love Convivio, and the Tudor City location is really charming.

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        Convivio
        45 Tudor City Place, New York, NY 10017

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          UES Mayor Nov 19, 2010 02:17 AM

          Spigolo of course! need to make reservations!

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          Spigolo
          1561 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028

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